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Broccoli kale and cabbage questions

Posted: 17/09/2017 at 12:43
BobTheGardener says:

The main reason for bolting and lack of growth is restricted root growth causing lack of water uptake because of leaving the plants in pots which should have been removed before planting.

See original post

 I'm not sure those are pots, looks like something just laying on the soil Around the stalks.

nemesia seventh heaven

Posted: 17/09/2017 at 12:41

Personally I wouldn't,  I collect all my own seeds and grow hundreds of Nemesia every year, IMO it looks and behaves better than Lobelia. They don't come true from seeds but as you can see in my photo here, the colours are just as pretty as in the picture of the Seventh Heaven.

its up to you entirely of course, if you have the money spare then go for it, you will collect thousands of seeds next year. Can't guarantee colours but for me they are all equally as pretty.

this was in August but they are still flowering now, so a good all rounder.

What sort of compost container?

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 19:37

I prefer wood without slats to keep it warmer, I have two of those, starts in one then tips into the next one, then goes into dalek types, or those big blue farm  containers, then in compost sacks, by then its winter again and ready to spread. 

Viola & Pansies what do I do

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 19:34

I like to wait until they are double that size, then pot up and keep in the cold greenhouse or cold frame over winter. 

Composting cat litter

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 19:29

I use cat litter for my house rabbit, I use the Fullers Earth type, that goes in the compost heap and disappear. 

Monster carrot

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 19:27

What a whopper your OH has got 😳😀

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 14:12

Thank you for seeds Victoria.

LG I've answered you PM, seeds will be posted on Monday. 

Weather Damage

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 14:36

I would say exactly the same as well, I garden almost 1,000' up on a hill on the edge of Dartmoor.

i think I must agree with the first poster that it's essential to grow things hard, I never feed the ground, just piles of home made compost as I have to agree about the tall soft growth. 

Why Are My Potatoes Producing Tomatoes

Posted: 14/09/2017 at 17:10

They've been selling those plants for quite a few years now. I wouldn't bother but I suppose some have bought them. 

help me

Posted: 14/09/2017 at 17:06

I remember seeing these plants for sale years ago, Chinese good luck plant I think they called it, they just sold a bit of the trunk. They rooted and grew but I don't know what to do with the dead one. The pot's very tiny for the width of the trunk.

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